Former Rangers captain and Hearts centre-back David Weir is being touted for the sporting director role at Tynecastle (Scottish Daily Mail, backpage, 12/11/19).

Weir was an assistant to Mark Warburton at Ibrox and is now in a role at Brighton, where he manages young players who are loaned out to foreign clubs.

Former Rangers captain Weir, currently at Brighton, is being linked with the sporting director role at Hearts.

Former Rangers captain Weir, currently at Brighton, is being linked with the sporting director role at Hearts. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty images)

Hearts are currently drawing up a shortlist of names to replace Craig Levein and Weir’s name has reportedly been mentioned by the Jambos hierarchy.

Weir isn’t the frontrunner

Whilst his name has been mentioned according to the report, he isn’t the leading candidate. That man is Austin MacPhee, the current Tynecastle interim boss.

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Weir’s playing career started at Falkirk before he swapped the Bairns for Gorgie. In Hearts maroon, the centre-back made over 75 appearances during a three-year stint.

A former Jambo, Weir is being linked with a Tynecastle return as sporting director.

A former Jambo, Weir is being linked with a Tynecastle return as sporting director. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

He left Tynecastle before the millennium in 1999 and returned to Scottish football in 2007 with Rangers, where he would finish his career. During that final spell, he was named Gers captain.

As well as the Rangers assistant role, Weir has also held coaching positions at Brentford, Everton, and Nottingham Forest. He was also Sheffield United manager for a spell in 2013. Now he is being linked with another move back into the Scottish game at another one of his former clubs.

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